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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:14 am

Summary:

Snow showers will gradually diminish today.  Light snow possible late Saturday.  Perhaps a halfway decent storm for Monday into Tuesday.  Ridge builds in late next week.  Go skiing now!

Details:

Wow! Not much you can say other than that.  The last two days, and yesterday in particular, were unreal for most of Northern Utah.  So deep! So fluffy!  LCC had the highest totals, as expected, with one major exception.  Snowbasin cleaned up with 22″ of snow in the past 24 hours!  Not a typical winner in a NW flow, but perhaps they had a little help from GSL enhancement.

Here are the updated totals from resorts that are reporting so far:

23-Feb 24-Feb 25-Feb Totals
Alta 13 14 17 44
Snowbird 13 13 18 44
Brighton 14 15 14 43
Solitude 15 14 12 41
Snowbasin 7 6 22 35
Park City 16 9 6 31
Deer Valley 15 8 5 28
Powder Mtn 10 6 12 28
Sundance 8 10 4 22
Cherry Peak 4 15 19
Beaver Mtn 7 7 1 15
Nordic Valley 4 4 7 15
Brian Head 0 7 7
Eagle Point 0 3 3

Most major Northern Utah resorts are now greater than 2 feet of snow storm total, with LCC resorts pushing 4 FEET!   Safe to say the Northwest flow delivered.  Snow showers will gradually taper off today but will linger into the afternoon in the Cottonwoods.  Another 4-8″ is possible there!

A break tonight into tomorrow morning before a very weak wave moves through tomorrow afternoon and evening.  We could see some snow showers, but accumulations will be light.  Hopefully we get just enough to soften up turns again for Sunday.

A potentially stronger storm moves in on Monday into Tuesday.  Models continue to struggle with this storm.  Many keep it fairly weak while a few ensembles show more significant precipitation.  It does have a cold air and a fairly prolonged west/northwest flow, so who knows, could deliver some good accumulations again.  Something we’ll be watching this weekend for sure.

Long Range:

Ridging takes place for the second half of next week with warmer and drier weather.  There’s been a bit of a trend in the GFS to bring the storm track into the Pacific NW after March 5.  Utah could get in on the southern end of that if it verifies.  This means there’s a chance the dry weather could end a bit sooner than it was looking yesterday.  At this point we’re just hoping though.

WSF

 





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  • Thomas Martens

    Not a big deal but your dates in the chart are off by a day. Yesterday was amazing and the day before pretty damn good too.